Dwayne Haskins Death: Horrifying Details Emerge In Tragic Incident That Killed The NFL Star

The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was reportedly struck by a dump truck early Saturday morning.

More details are emerging over the death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

It was previously reported that the 24-year-old was struck by a vehicle and killed in the early morning hours of Saturday (April 9). According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was struck by a dump truck on the I-595 while trying to cross lanes with oncoming traffic.

He was in Florida training with his team. The FHP says he was walking on a “limited access facility for unknown reasons.

“He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of I-595 when there was oncoming traffic,” authorities say, according to Total Pro Sports. “Unfortunately, he was struck by an oncoming dump truck.”

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It still isn’t known why Haskins was walking on the highway.

Dwayne Haskins was a college football standout at Ohio State. Starting just one season for the Buckeyes back in 2018, he instantly became one of the best collegiate players, setting Big Ten records and finishing third in Heisman Trophy voting that same year.

During the 2019 NFL Draft, the then-Washington Football Team selected Haskins with the 15th overall pick, however he struggled through an up-and-down rookie season and was released during his second season in 2020.

A year later, the Steelers signed Haskins, however he didn’t play during the regular season. With the departure of veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he was vying for the starting job this offseason.

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Last month, Haskins posted a picture of himself signing a one-year tender, with the Steelers, which allows players to match offers made by another team. He captioned the post, “Back to work. #HereWeGo #Thankful.”

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